MENOMINEE — A trial in the case of People v. Brian W. Helfert has been scheduled for Oct. 12-15 in the 41st Circuit Court.

Helfert, 56, Menominee, is a former Menominee County Sheriff’s deputy who has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct — third degree against a 16-year-old boy. These are felony charges and if found guilty, Helfert could face 15 years in prison.

The alleged incident occurred Nov. 10, 2019, at Helfert’s house.

At the time of the alleged incident, Helfert was a sergeant with the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office; however, his employment of 31.5 years was terminated Dec. 19, 2019. At that time, he worked specifically in the capacity as the juvenile investigator and schools’ resource officer.

Helfert’s preliminary examination took place Feb. 18 in front of District Court Judge Rob J. Jamo. He was bound over to circuit court because Jamo determined there was probably cause to believe the accusations against Helfert.